This September 8th through 10th Prepare for the Best Year of Your Life (So Far!) with Rebbe Nachman Come to BRI Women’s First-Ever Weekend Retreat for Women at the Spectacular Vallevue Estate, Morristown, New Jersey With Talks, Workshops and Classes by Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, Acclaimed Speaker, “My Emotions & Me: Who’s the Boss?” Chaya Rivka [...]
“Each person must cast aside all of his sophisticated ideas and serve God in simplicity and innocence. For a person’s deeds should be greater than his wisdom.” —Rebbe Nachman of Breslov To some, this is one of the most startling teachings in the Breslov panoply. Simplicity and innocence are not glamorous. And they don’t hold much [...]
"Know! a person must travel to the Tzaddik in search of what he's lost. For prior to a person coming out into the air of this world, he is taught and shown all that he needs to do, work at, and achieve in this world. But as soon as he comes out into the air of the [...]
Travel to Uman Summer 2017 from Breslov Research Institute on Vimeo. BRI & Breslov Campus Invite You to Join Our 2nd Annual BRI Uman Experience for Women with Chaya Rivka Zwolinski June 28* through July 2 For More Information Call 347-271-9539 or Email UmanWomen@Breslov.org Everyone’s Welcome Reserve Before June 1st & Pay Only $850 Dear Friend, This past Rosh Hashanah, tens [...]
Q: Can you tell me if Rabbi Nachman ever said a soul correction for cancer? A: According to Jewish wisdom, there is always a spiritual correlative to a physical state of health or disease—however, a linear correlation isn’t always so apparent, and a causative one isn’t always completely accurate. Rebbe Nachman taught extensively about achieving spiritual awareness [...]
Today therapists, motivational speakers, and teachers of Jewish spirituality all agree that positive thinking can literally change a person’s life. The source of your personal power is your mind, and with a little practice, your thoughts and feelings can actually be in your control. What are the vital steps we need to take to achieve [...]
Doormat-itis Do you feel like you can’t say “no”? Does it seem like people take advantage of your kindness? Do you try to overlook people’s faults and concentrate on their nikudos tovos (good points) as Rebbe Nachman of Breslov teaches us, but end up feeling resentful? If so, this post’s for you. I came home [...]
One of the key tools used in the Jewish spiritual tradition that can have a profound impact on the way we think is hisbodedus, sometimes called Jewish meditation.
BRI & Breslov Campus Invite You To Join The Women’s Uman Experience This November 6*-10 *Israelis depart on the 7th Book before October 1st & Get a Special, All-inclusive Price of $1349 from the US & $849 from Israel UMANWOMEN@BRESLOV.ORG Dear Friend, This Rosh Hashanah, tens of thousands of men from around the world will gather together in [...]
Like to read? Like to talk about what you read? Then why not join the new BRI-BreslovCampus online women's book club. Don't miss out. This is an opportunity to meet new Breslov-friendly friends, talk about the things that matter to you, and read great books—all online at convenient times via Googlegroups. The moderator is Rachel [...]
“The greatest wisdom of all is not to be clever at all. It is simply to be pure and straightforward.” —Advice, Rebbe Nachman We live in a world of extremes. Extreme immorality and extreme violence. Extreme cynicism and extreme ignorance. Extreme fear and extreme hopelessness. Sometimes it seems the only antidote to such powerful negativity is extreme asceticism [...]
How do we develop self-esteem? For starters, don’t fall into the grasshopper trap. A grasshopper is not capable of the kind of reflection needed for self-reflection, self-knowledge, and personal growth.
There is an amazing concept in Judaism, one which radically contradicts the beliefs of much of the world. That is, when a person performs a mitzva simply because it is commanded by God, the merit is greater than for one who performs a mitzva out of other motives, instead—even out of the kindness of one's heart. Ideally, we [...]
The Talmud (Taanis 8b) instructs us that when a person enters the barn to measure the new grain crop he should say the blessing: May it be Your will Lord our God, that You send blessing on the work of our hands. Then he begins to measure and says: Blessed be He who sends blessing into this pile of grain. But if [...]
In this week’s Torah portion, we read about the struggle between Esav and Yaacov, a struggle so primal it began in the womb. Whenever our matriarch Rivka would walk by a House of Torah Study, Yaacov would turn and reach, straining to get closer to the sweet sounds of Holy Torah learning. But whenever Rivka [...]
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are on the horizon, and you know there will be a prayer-marathon: days of intense, emotional, and ultimately uplifting introspection, prayer, and closeness to God. But what if Elul is feeling more like a last-minute scramble than a preparation period? And what if you feel you are "falling behind" and you need to do some psycho-spiritual catch-up? [...]